The first "seeing" mirror: Blind Spot Detection System
SMR's high-tech Blind Spot Detection System (BSD) is the first driver assistance system which is able to independently recognize vehicles in blind zones by means of electronic image processing, helping to make lane changes easier and safer.
SMR’s BSD system is particularly useful when there are multiple lanes with a high volume of traffic on them. When the vehicles are moving at similar speeds, the probability of them “disappearing” into the blind spot for longer periods of time is very high. The blind spot detection system proves useful here.
Digital cameras located in the door mirrors observe traffic up to 40 meters behind the vehicle. Small but powerful microprocessors in the mirrors process the image information, evaluating 25 pictures per second. When a vehicle enters the warning zone on the left or right side of the car, the system activates the LED lamps located inside the car near the exterior mirrors to warn the driver.
Next generation: 360° panorama video display system
SMR is developing a 360° panorama video display system with a number of integrated intelligent-assistance systems that warn the driver of hazardous situations and helps in safe maneuvering of the vehicle.
Examples of integrated driver assistance systems are:
■ Back-up display with reverse driving guide lines
■ Pedestrian detection
■ Lane departure warning
■ Traffic sign recognition
■ Parking assistance systems
■ Park exit assistance
■ Corner view display
■ Cross traffic alert